2021 International Day for People with Disability: Tips for carers to thrive at work and at home.
Whether a pedestrian, holidaymaker, home renovator, someone receiving a medical test result or a mother giving birth – life can change in a blink of an eye. As a care consultant for more than 35 years, I have seen the sudden impacts on families when a loved one, be they an adult or new born,…Read More
‘Millions of Reasons to Care’ – Why it’s Important for Carers to Care for Themselves First!
From October 10th to 16th Australia celebrates National Carers Week, with this year’s theme being ‘Millions of Reasons to Care’. In Australia we have approximately 2.65 million carers, and likely more when we consider as many people don’t define themselves as carers, especially if they are looking after a family member. When we add up…Read More
PODCAST: Fun Ways to Keep Kids Connected on the School Holidays
School holidays can often be approached with trepidation by working parents mostly because as we know accounting for 12 weeks holidays when you only get 4 weeks leave per year means there’s often a juggle to find care and/or activities to help the kids have a fun and healthy break. So how do you do…Read More
Carers Week 2020: 1.5 billion / week is just one reason ‘why we care’
With all the events that have transpired this year, carers deserve recognition now more than ever. In this podcast, Emma Walsh, CEO of Parents At Work, interviews CEO of Carers Australia, Liz Callaghan, to discuss both the work of Carers Australia and National Carers Week. National Carers Week aims to recognise the 2.65 million unpaid…Read More
Carers Week – The perfect time to acknowledge working carers and parents
How many carers do you have in your organisation? There are 2.7 million carers in Australia, which is about 12% of the population. This means it’s very likely a good portion of your employees are carers in some capacity. “The chances are you personally are a carer, need a carer or know a carer” Carers…Read More